Daily Archives: 28 July 2014

DPPL 6: Terminology

Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy¬†(DPPL) gives a brief history: 6. The history of the Western Church is marked by the flowering among the Christian people of multiple and varied expressions of simple and fervent faith in God, of … Continue reading

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Wedding Extras

The wedding I served as a musician this past weekend had no unity candle, but a ceremony for washing feet. One of our recent graduates married in another state the same day. A few of my staff colleagues attended. They … Continue reading

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Examen for a Wedding Day

I played a wedding Saturday. I was at church early to get my usual Saturday duties out of the way. Looking for a few moments to practice a few classical pieces on my palette, the nave was largely bustling with … Continue reading

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Adventures in Second Marriages

dotCommonweal looks at some Cardinal Kasper detractors. Some of their own readers take them to task for giving a platform to one of the more conservative enclaves. Indeed, my friend Crystal offers the obvious question in the commentariat: Interesting how … Continue reading

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EG 263: Evangelization Today Not Harder But Different

Pope Francis is not too concerned with the modern environment for sharing and urging people to the faith. Saints of history, especially during the Roman Empire, might actually have had a tougher go of it: 263. We do well to … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: Colossians 3:1-10, 12-17

The Wedding Lectionary offers verses 12-17 as a possibility. You can check a wedding-friendly essay here. Scripture scholars have remarked on the similarity between this section of Colossians and Ephesians 5 on which we posted last month. The main difference … Continue reading

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The Gardens of Castel Gandolfo

Catholic watchers know of the summer vacation spot for popes. Astronomy buff may know of it as the location for the Vatican Observatory, run by Jesuits–even before Pope Francis. BBC has a nice video feature on Pope Francis opening up … Continue reading

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